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. that was the warning today from president obama in a strongly worded statement to the syrian president bashar assad. of course the syrian regime has battled antigovernment rebels for nearly two years. activists say more than 40,000 people have died during the fighting. but there is word the conflict could soon take a much darker turn. listen to this. u.s. intelligence officials now claim that in just the last few days they have detected the syrian military moving some of its chemical weapon components. syria does have stockpiles of such weapons. our president warned there will be a serious price to pay if those weapons turn up on a battlefield. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command the world is watching the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> shepard: the president stopped short of saying what steps the united states would take should the syrian regime actually cross the red line. it's the top story at the bottom of the
concerned, harsh warnings came from the president himself. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences, and you will be held accountable. >> reporter: a senior official tells abc news there are contingency plans for military action if the weapons became a threat. the syrian regime said it would not use chemical weapons under any circumstance, but president ass assad's father used them, and assad himself has been massacring his citizens for nearly two straight years. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> it's a little hard to believe since tens of thousands of folks have been killed already, use of chemical weapons would be off limits to the syrian regime right now. considering rebels have made advances that may be one of the most powerful weapons the government has in its arsenal right now. again, that's a red line according to the u.s. if chemicals are used, that could draw us into this
. what actually caused it is not clear. but others say it is the work of bashar al-assad's regime. most of those killed in and around syria and aleppo, cnn's arwa damon visited aleppo, and found a nation gripped by civil war. >> reporter: to the tune of jingle bell, a chant in aleppo, with original lyrics. hand in hand, we are all hand in hand, they say, until we get rid of assad. the overwhelming crowd here, for democracy, but also some carrying black flags for islamists. let's agree that each has a right to their perspective. a show of unity, but later islamist groups take up their own chant. the people want an islamic state. when we say we want an islamic state, it means that every citizen will have their rights, he says. islam respects the rights of others, but according to their interpretation. one says, i should cover my hair. twenty-five-year-old hussain says he is not worried they will take over the country. syria is beautiful, a nation of many colors, he says, whether they like it or not. what we just witnessed is a microcosm of a larger dynamic in syria, and the country's futu
have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins says she will not back rice for the job, until more questions on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya are answered. collins said if president obama nominates senator john kerry instead, he would have no trouble winning confirmation. >>> and breaking news out of new york. lindsay lohan has been arrested again, after a fight at a nightclub here in the city early this morning. she is facing assault charges for allegedly punching a woman in the face. police are not saying how long they intend to keep her in custody. lohan was banned from the club, in fact, earlier this year. police say the woman lohan hit was not arrested. >>> and zig ziglar, the motivational speaker/author, who inspired millions for decades, has died. his first quote, "see you at the top" in the '70s. and followed with dozens of books on how to stay positive. he wrote, failure is a detour, not a dead-end street, end quote. zig ziglar was 86
that the assad regime has resorted to using chemical weapons against their own people. but suffice it to say we are certainly planning to take action if that event ality were to were occur. >>> chrysler had the best november ever. almost. the car maker says last month the best november in five years with sales up 14%. it's the 32nd consecutive month that sales have been up over the previous year. >>> in northern northern kra heavy rains soaked the bay area. >> this thing just went up fast. just went real fast. fire department was out here and got a lot of stuff, you know, away from the house and didn't float down the road and stuff but this is a worst. >> the nfl kansas city chiefs apparently plan to start a fund for a child of a player. early this morning, belcher's agent talked with cnn saying that the tragedy was troubling. >> the how and the why is the craziness of this. there was nothing in my relationship with him to indicate any troubling past, anything that troubled him that would have caused him to commit such a heinous act at this and we just -- we'll never know, unfortunately. >> so
capture the airport, it would be a severe blow to the assad regem. all that as they march toward 40,000. >> accused of passing thousands of classified government documents to wikileaks. bradley manning is back in court today. yesterday, he testified he's been treated harshly while in military custody. the defense requested the hearing to ask that the charges against him be dismissed. >>> mitt romney and president obama promising to stay in touch. the formal rivals spent an hour discussing ideas to. a source tells cnn there's no discussion for a roll for romney in the obama administration. just a civil lunch. >>> a truck goes into a bar -- no, this is not the set up to a joke, folks. take a look at the result. police say the driver of a snap-on tools truck lost control, knocked off a fire hydrant and crashed through a place called pete's cocktails. it left an 11-foot wide hole in the wall. you can see water rocketing into the air. the good news is everyone was okay. >>> after sandy, a stroke of luck for a man affected by the superstorm. joel was heading to work when he stopped to che
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